W.L. Mellon Speaker: Theodore (Ted) F. Craver, Jr.
Theodore F. Craver, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer of Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, presented to the Tepper School community on Nov. 12, 2015.
Theodore F. Craver, Jr., is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, and subsidiaries that are competitive businesses engaged in generation, delivery or use of electricity.
Craver was elected chairman and chief executive officer in August 2008, and president in April 2008 after having held the positions of chairman, president and chief executive officer of Edison Mission Group, and executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Edison International. Before joining Edison in 1996, Craver served as executive vice president and corporate treasurer of First Interstate Bancorp and held positions of increasing responsibility in capital markets, sales and trading, and corporate development throughout his 23 years in the banking industry.
Craver was named 2014 Large Utility CEO of the Year by Electric Light & Power magazine. He serves on several Boards, including Health Net, Inc., the Nature Conservancy, Autry National Center, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, and is past-chairman of the Electric Power Research Institute and of the Edison Electric Institute. He is a member of the Business Roundtable and the Economic Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank’s Twelfth District.
Craver earned an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations from the University of Southern California.